Bark River

18 Jul 19
Poetic Fountain

We are just but gladiators, Like wild dogs on a leash, To fight as commanded by our owners, True we make a lot of noise And show off our muscles Enjoy and the crowds cheer, But we are gladiators Or dogs to bark when asked, Eat when commanded, And bite when expected We are just […]

18 Jul 19
Belonging

July 18, 2019 Coal was a standard dachshund that was my not-so-secret admirer.  Weighing in at 40 pounds, he was sleek and black, like a seal from the Puget Sound, with long, velvety ears and black, liquid eyes that glittered with intelligence. Four feet long from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail. […]

18 Jul 19
Stephen McConnell

That moment you take a sip of wine and realize instantly you are drinking it way too young. I mean–it happens all the time with cab, but we do it knowingly and brush it off as *research* and enjoy the yumminess. But with pinot, it’s a little different. In White Hunter, Black Heart, John Huston’s […]

18 Jul 19
Keycaps

Moira had been working at the Ring Room from the day she graduated from culinary school, and she’d only seen the truck come twice. There was no logo painted on its side, and its license plate was always a temporary one. When it showed up, whoever saw it first was supposed to tell Babirye immediately. […]

17 Jul 19
Property Market News & Views

It’s an intriguing question isn’t it, but that’s exactly what happened with the sale of my own home and it sold for significantly more than the CV. Could you achieve the same result? I’m not about to tell you that I could sell every home in that short space of time, but at a time […]

17 Jul 19
It's Crow Time

Visited Sturt Gallery in Mittagong to see Harriet Goodall’s solo show “Circling Back” “I am forever circling back, not just in my dreams, but literally also to collect materials I find by the roadside or in the paddocks. I weave through these fences and burnt out car panels with naturally coloured fibres that mimic the […]

18 Jul 19
Property Market News & Views

It’s an intriguing question isn’t it, but that’s exactly what happened with the sale of my own home and it sold for significantly more than the CV. Could you achieve the same result? I’m not about to tell you that I could sell every home in that short space of time, but at a time […]

17 Jul 19

Peyote Peyote has long been used by Native American Tribes in the north of Mexico and more northerly for centuries. It has been postulated that these ceremonies have taken place over a period of 2,000 years – a long history of cultivation and ritualistic practice. The largest adherents to it’s cult practice were the Huichol […]

17 Jul 19
Mountain Democrat

Volunteers will be working July 19-20 and Aug. 2-3 to protect large, majestic pines in the Caples Creek watershed as part of a long term restoration project that is reintroducing fire to the landscape. The Caples Creek watershed near Kirkwood includes some of the last remaining old growth in the Eldorado National Forest and provides a primary […]

17 Jul 19
Flow

Previous chapter. Next chapter. The archers immediately switch to firing at the back of the soldiers who’re still protecting themselves from the hail I’m blowing in their faces. A half-dozen of them fall and they finally realize that there are now archers firing at them from behind. “Push!” I urge the two low born squads […]

17 Jul 19
Ottumwa Post

There’s on old saying; When in Rome, do as the Romans. I have not been to Rome, but I have been to Canada many times. That concept applies to all countries – not just Rome.   Canada and America are much alike. We both drive on the right-hand side of the road and slow traffic […]

17 Jul 19
In 4 The Long Haul

Majestic waterfalls, blankets of snow and dominating granite mountains are why Yosemite National Park is an unforgettable natural phenomenon. First protected in 1864, Yosemite National Park has plenty to enjoy. From its waterfalls to its deep valleys and from its meadows to its ancient giant sequoias, the park is a must visit for any nature […]

17 Jul 19
Life with Ty the Belgian Malinois

Although I’ve never been a huge fan of summer, I much prefer the cooler temperatures of fall, and absolutely love the snow. I do enjoy being able to take the dogs to the lake or the pool for a swim. Ty absolutely loves the water. It doesn’t matter if it’s the pool, lake, dog kiddie […]

17 Jul 19
looking up/looking down

Richard Rossiter Refuge (UWA Publishing) Literary fiction—novel Richard Rossiter is a highly respected and much loved member of the Western Australian writing and publishing community—writer, editor, mentor and occasional judge of literary awards (including the T.A.G. Hungerford Award and the WA Premier’s Book Awards). He has been the fiction editor for Westerly and Indigo, has supervised […]

17 Jul 19
Chris Pavesic

Welcome to the Virtual Book Tour for Shelf Life!   About the Book: Young bookseller Cathy Finn is having a bad day. First, there’s the assassin’s bullet. Then comes the realisation that she’s been living in a work of fiction. Worse, she wasn’t even the main character. Cathy’s quiet, bit-part life may be over, but […]

17 Jul 19
Cascadia Magazine

Big thumbs up for a high-speed rail network across Cascadia, US company pleads guilty in BC oil spill case, conservative media buys up local papers in southern OR, surprising support in Idaho for dam removal, Ashli Akins on keeping hopeful as an activist and a review of Ian Williams’ new novel.